The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center joins the Arthur S. Flemming Awards in recognizing exceptional public service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor outstanding federal employees from all areas of federal service. The Awards aim to:

  • recognize outstanding service;
  • attract and recruit outstanding talent to the public service;
  • and retain the “best of the best” in government service for the benefit of the nation.

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University (GWU) has sponsored and managed the Flemming Awards since 1997. Flemming Awards alumni include Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Paul Volcker, Jr., John Chancellor, Neil Armstrong, Mary Elizabeth Hanford (now Elizabeth Dole), Robert Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and William Phillips (Nobel laureate in 1997). More than 700 individuals have received the award to date.


Gene Dodaro
Comptroller General of the United States
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Peter Williams
Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission

James-Christian Blockwood
Executive Vice President
Partnership for Public Service

Nidhi Singh Shah
Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

Moderated by

David Bray, PhD
Distinguished Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Kathryn Newcomer
Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
George Washington University

Stephanie Wander
Acting Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council